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Should I tell my mom my dad watches porn or should I let God deal with it?



    
    

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Mini Grant Abbott Child of Father, Follower of Son, Student of Spirit
The fact that God has made you aware that your father watches porn, and you are raising this question, likely means that he wants you to deal with it.

I am making an assumption here that your whole family is Christian, and you want to do what is pleasing to God.

First, I would suggest you get some godly counsel from your local pastor on what to do. Second, I would suggest you talk to your father, with love and respect, about his use of porn, which is being unfaithful to your mother. Third, I would suggest you not tell your mother, as she needs to hear the confession and repentance directly from your father.

The bible teaching is clear that when we see a brother or sister in Christ (or family member) caught up in sin, we are to lovingly confront them and call them to repentance (turn away from the sin).

Here are some references for guidance:

“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’
(Matthew 18:15-16)

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 
(Galatians 6:1-2)

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